- The topper's father, a cook at a government school, earns Rs 40 per day
- The topper is from a government-run coaching centre offering free tuition
- From the same coaching centre, Yuvraj Paikra, scored 94% in JEE (Mains)
Beating extreme poverty, a Chhattisgarh boy scored 90 per cent in Joint Entrance Exam (JEE) Mains. Balmukund Paikra's father, a government school cook, earns Rs 40 a day. He studied at a government-run free coaching centre - Sankalp Shikshan Sansthan.
"The teachers here are very good. I was able to learn a lot. My dream is to become an engineer. I wish that everyone becomes successful in their life," Balmukund told ANI.
His father said he was proud of him and his efforts.
"The students are sincere and devote their time to studying. They know the value of every second they spend here," he said.
Another student from the same coaching centre, Yuvraj Paikra, scored 94 per cent in JEE (Mains). He is son of a farmer.
"71 children took Sankalp Shikshan Sansthan coaching and cleared (JEE mains). This year, we worked with almost every government school. Through Sankalp, we organised crash courses for teachers," Ms Shukla said.
Sankalp Shikshan Sansthan is a government-run coaching centre. It offers free coaching services for meritorious students who belong to financially weaker sections of the society.